Job Opportunities

Program Coordinator I (UCP V) – Enrichment Programs
Graduate Assistantship – Honors & Enrichment Programs
Assistant Director for Honors Residential Communities and Programming Program Manager (UCP VII) – Honors Program

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Enrichment Programs
Program Coordinator I (UCP V)

JOB SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Administrative Manager, the Program Coordinator will coordinate the day-to-day activities for special programs within Enrichment Programs (EP), particularly the pre-professional programs. The Program Coordinator will provide substantive program support to professional advisors, including but not limited to pre-medical/dental advising, pre-law, and other EP units as needed. With direction from professional advisors, the Program Coordinator will also provide support for communication with students, faculty, and academic administrators; the coordination of meetings and projects; and, creating and managing co-curricular programming opportunities.

The Program Coordinator will be an appropriately experienced individual, well-informed about the range of undergraduate courses and programs available at the University. The Program Coordinator must be an effective problem solver, accustomed to working independently, and capable of dealing with academic-related administrative tasks.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Coordinates day-to-day office operations for the Pre-Medicine/Dental Medicine and Pre-Law offices; processes necessary paperwork, records (including student records), and files required to support the programs.
  2. Coordinates administrative and technical support as well as program logistics for program staff and students.
  3. Responds promptly to inquiries from students, faculty and others regarding program policies, procedures and requirements, making referrals as appropriate.
  4. Assists in advising students interested in special programs administered by Enrichment Program offices, including, but not limited to, the Special Programs in Medicine, Dental Medicine, and Pharmacy, students interested in professional health careers, as well as the Post Baccalaureate Program in Medicine regarding academic program planning and course selection.
  5. Monitors student progress and compliance with program requirements and standards.
  6. Compiles data and prepares reports to aid in evaluating student progress and program effectiveness; may recommend changes or improvements.
  7. Assigns work to student support staff.
  8. Assists in writing and/or editing informational and publicity materials, electronic and print.
  9. Provides information regarding various specialized programs as well as requirements and opportunities for scholarships/awards.
  10. Assists in providing faculty advisors with regular updates on EP policies and procedures with regard to specific programs.
  11. Assists in planning and implementing co-curricular activities, as assigned.
  12. Serves as resource for students, faculty, parents and others having questions about programs or academic policies; makes referrals as appropriate.
  13. Performs related duties as required.
  14. Performs duties primarily at the Storrs campus, but may be required to attend meetings or participate in outreach activities at the other campuses of the University of Connecticut.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree with an appropriate plan of study.
  2. Three to four years’ related experience.
  3. Demonstrated ability to perform and coordinate administrative functions.
  4. Demonstrated ability to manage complex administrative matters related to academic programs.
  5. Professional experience advising undergraduate students on academic matters.
  6. Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  7. Demonstrated excellent writing skills.
  8. Ability to provide general program support, as appropriate to program.

OTHER DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

  1. Academic qualifications in an interdisciplinary field or experience of cross-disciplinary study.
  2. Higher degree in appropriate field.
  3. Teaching experience.
  4. Knowledge of relevant academic programs, including Honors programs, the range and structure of majors, general education, and school and college requirements.
  5. Experience with Honors education as a student in an honors program.
  6. Experience with Honors education as a staff member or instructor in an honors program.
  7. Experience in the interpretation of academic policies, regulations, and procedures.
  8. Knowledge of website programs such as WordPress.

 APPOINTMENT TERMS: This is a full-time position located at the Storrs campus but may require occasional travel and some evening or weekend hours as needed to support programming activities.

TO APPLY: For full consideration, upload a letter of application, a resume, and a list of 3 professional references with full contact information via http://www.jobs.uconn.edu/.  Please note that references will not be contacted until later in the search process after discussion with applicants. Include search number on all correspondence (Search # 2018456). Screening of applications will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018456)

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honor students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and instates serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Honors & Enrichment Programs Graduate Assistantship
Effective August 23, 2018 – May 22, 2019

Job Summary:
Graduate Assistantship (20 hours per week) for 2018-2019 Academic Year

The Honors & Enrichment Graduate Assistant will support STEM students in Honors & Enrichment Programs by creating community and professional development opportunities, advising student organizations, administering programs by coordinating with campus partners, developing communication strategies with student groups, and conducting assessment and evaluation. This person will report to the Honors Program STEM Scholar Advisor and will support the goals of Honors & Enrichment Programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and execute leadership and professional development opportunities for students such as event series that address cross-disciplinary skills in collaboration with campus partners
  • Collaborate with partners on outreach events
  • Coordinate community-building opportunities for student groups such as STEM Scholars, Post-baccalaureate students
  • Assist in the administration of programs such as Honors Learning Communities, selection committees for speakers and awards, etc.
  • Communicate with student groups about opportunities and expectations using email, social media, and website maintenance
  • Assess and evaluate programs by staying apprised of best practices, benchmarking, developing learning outcomes, maintaining databases, and reporting for various audiences
  • Complete special projects or other duties as assigned
  • Some evening and weekend hours may be required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a doctoral degree at UConn in related field
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in a STEM discipline
  • Assessment experience
  • Proven ability to plan, coordinate, and implement individual and group programs and services that meet students’ needs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A degree in a STEM discipline
  • Experience in an Honors Program or college as a student or staff member
  • Experience working with high-achieving students
  • Experience with assessment and program evaluation
  • Proven ability to work independently and to solve problems and approach challenges in a flexible and/or creative way

Application Process: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Final submission deadline for consideration is Monday, 06/01/2018.  Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume/CV, and names and contact information for 3 references, including the candidate’s faculty advisor, to Anabel Perez Malone: anabel.perez@uconn.edu .

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Honors Program
Assistant Director for Honors Residential Communities and Programming
Program Manager (UCP VII)

The Assistant Director for Honors Residential Communities and Programming is responsible for all non-academic student services provided by the Honors Program, including management and administrative coordination of co-curricular programs, Honors living learning communities, the Honors first-year experience program, Honors study abroad programs, and supervision of Honors student organizations.  Under the general direction of the Assistant Vice Provost and Director of the Honors Program, the incumbent will work collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff from across the university to support and sustain Honors community, facilitate smooth transition to college, encourage professional development and provide opportunities for student engagement, both locally and globally.

The Assistant Director for Honors Residential Communities and Programming is expected to act independently within the goals and objectives of the Honors Program and the guidelines established in implementing and delivering program’s activities, services and content.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Supervises the day-to-day delivery of Honors co-curricular programming.
  2. Provides leadership in the development and management of co-curricular programming for Honors students.
  3. Trains, supervises, and coordinates the activities of Honors programming professional and temporary staff; determines work schedules and work assignments to most effectively meet program needs.
  4. Determines staffing needs and manages the selection and evaluation of staff.
  5. Works to develop Honors First Year Experience student facilitator courses; schedules and assigns student facilitators. Participates in FYE as needed.
  6. In collaboration with Office of Residence Life oversees and coordinates the day-to-day administration of all Honors living/learning communities.
  7. Engages in public relations and promotional activities for the program; promotes a sense of community among all students enrolled in the Honors Program.
  8. Coordinates communication, such as overseeing production of an event calendar, e-newsletter, and regular updates on community events and
  9. Contributes to successful development, marketing and implementation of field trips and special events and activities.
  10. In collaboration with Office of Education Abroad, oversees and coordinates the execution of Honors study abroad programs and Congressional Internship Program. Works with faculty and Office of Education Abroad for initiation of new Honors study abroad programs.
  11. Acts as a liaison with campus offices, including Education Abroad, the Office of Community Standards, the Dean of Students Office, Counseling and Mental Health Services, and Dining Services regarding students enrolled in the Honors Program.
  12. Serves as the first point of contact for Honors students requiring non-academic support services. Makes referrals to appropriate University Offices and Departments as needed.
  13. Plans, implements and monitors program services and activities for all Honors student organizations.
  14. Participates in Orientation for incoming first year Honors students.
  15. Serves as a resource to students, staff and others on matters relating to program policies, procedures and activities; reviews and makes recommendations for new policies and procedures for Honors learning communities.
  16. Engages in compiling and maintaining data, program information, resource materials and distribution lists of students, alumni, faculty/staff involvement, resources, activities and accomplishments.
  17. Performs office management duties for responsibilities relating to Honors programming and residential life; directs the workflow; coordinates and monitors the processing of necessary paperwork; maintenance of records and filing system to support the program.
  18. Independently composes, prepares, and/or edits standard correspondence and publicity materials.
  19. Collects and analyzes program data and participates in evaluating program effectiveness; identifies problems and makes or recommends changes.
  20. Makes budget recommendations and monitors approved budget and expenditures; expends resources efficiently; prepares budget reports and projections.
  21. Prepares reports, including assessment and annual reports, on activities of office and progress in meeting goals.
  22. Participates in planning, development, design and evaluation of the programming and Honors learning communities’ strategic plan.
  23. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master’s degree in a relevant field and 1 – 2 years of experience with Honors education and undergraduate student programming OR a Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 to 5 years of experience with Honors education and undergraduate student programming.
  2. Experience working with diverse constituencies.
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, administrators.
  4. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  5. Experience in professional staff supervision.
  6. Ability to successfully recruit and counsel students.
  7. Excellent administrative and organizational skills including the ability to identify and resolve problems independently.
  8. Ability to plan and organize workshops, training courses/curricula and informational materials appropriate to program.
  9. Ability to host and participate in programming and events on evenings and weekends.

OTHER DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

  1. Ph.D. or Ed.D. Preferred.
  2. Demonstrated experience with residential life issues.
  3. Demonstrated ability to independently implement programs, as well as identify and resolve day-to-day program problems.
  4. Experience managing short- and long-term projects.
  5. Work experience at a large university.
  6. Experience working with Honors students.
  7. Experience with Honors as either a staff member or an undergraduate student.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a permanent fulltime position.

TO APPLY

For full consideration, upload a letter of application, a resume, and a list of 3 professional referenceswith full contact information via UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu/, Staff Positions.  Please note that references will not be contacted until later in the search process after discussion with applicants. Include search number on all correspondence (Search # 2018225).  Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018225)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on January 30, 2018.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

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